Cook County Commissioner Brandon Jones helped usher the “Just Housing Amendment” through the process to become law in the county. While some landlords are concerned, Jones says this is a huge step to bringing down the number of homeless families in his district, and making sure people aren’t further stigmatized for a mistake they made years ago.
Then, what does it mean for a neighborhood to be given “landmark status”? It may happen to a large part of Pilsen. We weigh the pros and cons for homeowners living in the area.